I’m very pro-food. For 15 years, I tried to pretend I wasn’t obsessed with food. But that was a lie. Anyone who dramatically restricts calories for a few years, then spends a couple years eating as many calories as she can shove in her mouth, has made food into a god. My entire […]Read More About to Go on a Diet? You Need to Read This First.
“Imitation is suicide.” —Emerson Back in 2011, some article in Cosmopolitan told me that I should find a picture of someone with the body shape and size that I desired, and hang it on my refrigerator. That way, any time I was tempted to reach for a Klondike bar, I would see this chick, […]Read More Your Body Will Never Look Like Hers — But That’s a Good Thing
Every spring and fall, I switch out the clothes in my closet. In the fall, I bring out my sweaters and put my shorts away in a box. When spring begins to dawn, I drag out all my tank tops and say adiós to my leggings and boots. This rearranging often sparks some excitement, as […]Read More Help! My Clothes Don’t Fit Anymore
Time for a little quiz: How is your relationship with food? I eat macaroni and cheese for breakfast. No guilt whatsoever, cuz I’m an adult. Fuck it. All I ate yesterday was a package of saltine crackers. If you answered A, congratulations – you’ve tapped into the Pristine Fountain of No-Fucks-Given that the rest of […]Read More Is your body acting like an asshole?
What do you want? I want love. I want food. I want abs and a perfect body. Because I fear being forgotten. People remember beautiful people. I wrote these words in my journal, on January 23, 2014. I’d just turned 22 and I thought I’d figured out what my main problems were: I […]Read More Here’s how a cheeseburger makes you easier to love